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EMPIRE – September 2017£4.70
This Month At EMPIRE…
It’s the trailer we all needed, even if we didn’t know it. When the first teaser for Thor: Ragnarok dropped in April, there was much whooping and hollering in the Empire office (only some of it from me). Number one: HELA! That costume (holy hell, Cate Blachett). Number two: the haircut. Number three: Jeff Actual Goldblum. Number four: the old friend from work…It was bold, it was funny, it looked completely bonkers and, hey, in the hands of Taika Waititi (director of Empire’s film of 2016, Hunt For The Wilderpeople), what else could we have possibly expected? We wanted to know more though. Immediately. So we despatched Dan Jolin to the set in Australia to get the lowdown from Waititi and his awe-inspiring cast – turn to p84 for the full story.
That’s not the only thing that’s been going on in our world though – there was a tiny event call Comic – Con in San Diego. You may have heard of it? An Empire crew hopped on a plane and spent four days interviewing and photographing the world’s biggest actors and filmmakers in our pop-up studio. There is a full 26-page bumper feature on p57 and, while you’re at it, head to empireonline.com for recaps on all of the news from Hall H and beyond.
Comic-Con is a great indicator of what the next year or so in movies is going to look like. And, having surveyed the landscape and what[‘s waiting over the brow of the hill, we can say that by God, it looks good.
With the likes of Black Panther, Ready Player One, The Shape Of Water, Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri all out in the next 12 months, the future, friends, is bright.
Ready? We are. LET’S GO.
Terri White – Editor-In-Chief
EMPIRE – August 2017 Issue£4.70
In EMPIRE this month…
THERE IS A small but solid clutch of films that have a massive DO NOT TOUCH OR COME NEAR OR EVEN LOOK AT sticker slapped across them. Don’t attempt a remake and by Christ, don’t attempt a sequel/ As we know, for every The Godfather Part II there is a Breakin 2.
Blade Runner has always sat squarely amongst those films. One of the greatest sci-fi films ever made, Ridley Scott’s portrait of a dystopian world brutalised by social decay and devoid of humanity remains timeless.
As the years have passed, each rumoured sequel (and prequel) has fallen away, our breaths slowly exhaling as they did. It was, we thought, never going to happen. And yet, here we are, 35 years later, and just over the horizon is Blade Runner 2049. It does feel in truth that we’ve been holding our breaths once more, ever since news of the sequel was confirmed. Was Ridley Scott on board with it? Would Harrison Ford’s Deckard return? And in what capacity?
Hang on, is that Ryan Gosling?! And the biggest question of all. The only one there ever is, really. Oh God, will it be good? We can’t answer the last one definitively just yet (Sorry!), but we are more hopeful, and full-lunged as ever. Empire’s Ian Nathan went on set and witnessed Denis Villeneuve’s new world coming to life, and it seems as rich, dark and mind-bending as Ridley Scott’s ever was. Turn to p66 for his full report.
That’s not all we’ve got for you, though. We have the latest Han Solo news, a first look at Detroit, all the details on Steven Soderbergh’s new heist flick and truly one of the craziest stories i’ve ever read on the making of a film. Think Con Air is nuts? The movie’s got nothing on how it actually found its way to your cinema screen. Turn to p110, put your feet up and enjoy.
It’s been a blast this month.
Empire July 2017£4.70
Empire's 100 Greatest Movies Issue: Five Special Covers! We asked, and in your thousands, you voted. The results of Empire's 100 Greatest Movies poll were revealed this week, with Empire readers opting to collectively kiss the ring of The Godfather, which took home first prize. Francis Ford Coppola's crime epic is one of five films from our top 100 to appear on a choice of five collector's edition covers this month.
Cover #1: this Marlon-Brando-from-The-Godfather cover is an offer you might have difficulty refusing.
Cover #2: you shall not pass by the newsstand without grabbing this The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King cover.
Cover #3: now witness the power of this fully operational Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back cover.
Cover #4: the path of the righteous man leads to this Pulp Fiction cover.
Cover #5: this Raiders Of The Lost Ark cover belongs in a museum!
You will receive one cover selected at random…
Empire presents 101 Classic Scenes£6.99
Empire Presents: 101 Classic Scenes. This Special Collector's issue celebrates Cinema's greatest moments – a complete history of film through its most iconic scenes.
Including: Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Blade Runner, Iron Man, Casablanca, Rebel without a Clause, The Dark Knight, James Bond, Harry Potter, The Terminator, Full Metal Jacket, Rain Man, Alien and many more!
Empire Summer 2017£4.70
Your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man is on the cover of your friendly neighbourhood movie magazine! Yes, ol’ sticky fingers is back. Our cover depicts young Peter Parker – in this iteration played by young Tom Holland, of course – showing off his shiny new Stark Industries suit accessorised with a none-more-Millennial pair of bluetooth headphones, all while balancing on New York City subway train, the Avengers tower visible in the Manhattan skyline background.
Our amazing Spider-Man cover is just the tip of an 146-page magazine-shaped iceberg, of course, with a bounty of cinematic goodness within, including eight pages of set reportage from the Spider-Man: Homecoming shoot, plus extensive coverage from the likes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Transformers: The Last Knight, Wonder Woman, Valerian, Thor: Ragnarok, Twin Peaks, and really quite a lot more.
Empire June 2017£4.70
In the latest issue of Empire, Ridley Scott is once again unleashing the space-beast that spawned a million bad dreams. Can Alien: Covenant bring terror back to the Alien franchise?
Also inside we have the whole crazy story of Pirates of the Caribbean 5, there’s exclusive access to Spider-Man: Homecoming – the best spidey yet, we investigate HBO’s Veep and much more!
Empire 101 Movie Masterpieces£7.99
In This Issue:
EMPIRE 196-PAGE SPECIAL EDITION!
101 Movie Masterpieces…
A Collection of Empire's famous Masterpiece essays, including…
The Empire Strikes Back, Pulp Fiction, Alien, The Lord of the Rings, Citizen Kane, Die Hard, Scream, Terminator 2, Chinatown, Vertigo, Goodfellas, Toy Story
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